Research Scientist - Etch Processes

at Air Liquide USA LLC in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The Innovation and Development Division (IDD) drives the innovation strategy for the Hubs and Operations, and contributes to the Group's transformation. It is responsible for imagining, developing and incubating new solutions until they are brought to market, particularly when it comes to offers with a high technological content (including digital and IT). IDD gathers more than 3,000 employees from 70 nationalities at 60 sites.
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World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.
The Analysis & Fine Chemistry group in Air Liquide's Delaware Innovation Campus in Newark, Delaware is seeking a talented, collaborator, highly motivated Ph.D researcher to join our multidisciplinary group supporting the development of new chemistries for high-tech industrial applications. This team develops and tunes targeted molecules to suit customers application processes for use in electronics, automotive, aerospace and healthcare industries.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing and developing new etching gases for semiconductor applications. The processes will include the plasma and thermal based etching processes. Experience working with plasma etch tools and use of advanced metrology and film characterization is highly desired.__________________Are you a MATCH?

Serve as a safety role model; promote a high level of safety awareness; adhere to and support the continuous improvement of all safety practices / procedures.

The individual filling this position will be responsible for projects involving Plasma Etching processes, design of new etching gases and process evaluation for semiconductor applications.

Build knowledge on etching gas, structure and functional relationship based on plasma process performance.

Achieve and coordinate research project objectives and deliverables in timely manner

Provide technical leadership and lead projects

Promote innovative development of intellectual property

Prepare presentation material for internal and external meetings and conferences

Develop and sustain new customer/OEM/academic/consortia relationships

Develop and support new and alternative technologies

Interact with AL global business and marketing teams

Interact from time to time on as-need basis with global R&D to: lead and foster customer interactions, participate and present at technical conferences, lead or participate in Industrial partnerships and academic collaborations.


PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science with specialization in plasma-based etching methods.

Knowledge and hands-on experience in Plasma based tools (CCP, ICP) is required; maintenance and troubleshooting is desired.

Experience in analytical techniques such as Ellipsometry, FTIR, XRR, XPS, AES, AFM, SIMS, SEM, TEM, EDX, RBS, OES, UV-VIS, QMS and related spectroscopic techniques

Collaborative mindset, able to build alliances, persuades others and network internally and externally

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and oral) with an excellent publication track record in conferences and journals

Ability to work on a multi-disciplinary and international team

Self-motivated individual with ability to define and solve problems in collaboration with AL business partners and external partners and customers.


3+ years of industrial experience in plasma etching is strongly preferred with knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing processes.

Knowledge and experience in design of experiments

Experience with Atomic layer etching (ALE) is a plus

The Salary rate range for this position in "Delaware"is $104k - $113k

Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays.

For more information you can go toAir Liquide Benefit Offerings
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Job Posting: 1270923

Posted On: May 20, 2024

Updated On: Jun 19, 2024

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